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Oregon County Wants to Increase Marijuana Enforcement

An Oregon county is trying to crack down on illegal marijuana production by hiring two enforcement officers, and to limit new legal grows by considering a pause on the processing of applications to produce cannabis. The move this week by …

Legal Marijuana Worries Canadian Oil Companies with Strict Drug Testing Regimes

Once recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada, Garnet Amundson says it will get a lot harder to find the workers he needs at Essential Energy Services Ltd. And he isn’t the only employer who’s worried. Essential Energy provides services to …

Too Few Legal Pot Operators in California Concern for Those in Pipeline

Like many pot shops in California, the Urbn Leaf in San Diego bulked up its inventory before legal sales began on Jan. 1, stockpiling enough marijuana to last for months because no one knew what the era of legal pot …

Colorado Tells Sessions That Pot Industry Is Working And Can Be Better

Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is working – and can work better with federal collaboration, the state’s governor and Republican attorney general told U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a letter. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman urged Sessions …

Los Angeles Makes Packer Cannabis Czar over Legal Pot Industry

With recreational marijuana use just months away from being legal in California, Los Angeles has appointed a so-called cannabis czar tasked with regulating the local pot industry. The Daily News reported the City Council voted unanimously this week to confirm …

Marijuana Sales Exceed Expectations of Las Vegas Store Owners

Recreational marijuana sales have exceeded the expectations of Las Vegas area store owners. Eager pot customers this week again lined up before dispensaries opened their doors. That’s after thousands swarmed the pot stores over the weekend. Nevada on Saturday became …

Weed Warning: Legalizing Marijuana Tied to Rise in Crashes in 3 States by HLDI

Legalizing recreational marijuana use in Colorado, Oregon and Washington has resulted in collision claim frequencies that are about three percent higher overall than would have been expected without legalization, a new insurance report has found. The Highway Loss Data Institute …

Stressed? Unfocused? Pop a Marijuana Mint and Get Back to Work

When Jeffrey Zucker needs to get a lot done at work, he eats half a weed gummy. Far from putting him at risk of a Maureen Dowd-level stupor, the 5-milligram dose of THC he gets gives him just a slight …

Building of $7B Legal Pot Economy Underway in California

The future of California’s legal marijuana industry is being shaped in a warren of cubicles tucked inside a retired basketball arena, where a garden of paper cannabis leaves sprouts on file cabinets and a burlap sack advertising “USA Home Grown” …

State Marijuana Laws Are Changing But Employer Attitudes, Federal Law Aren’t

Changing marijuana laws aren’t necessarily making weed more welcome in the workplace. For now, many employers appear to be sticking with their drug testing and personal conduct policies, even in states where recreational marijuana use is now permitted. Others are …